During World War II, the United States incarcerated approximately 120,000 US residents and citizens of Japanese descent into concentration camps, one of the most shameful policies of the federal government in the 20th century. There were many acts of resistance and upstanding during this period, including that of Fred Korematsu, who refused to be relocated and was arrested. The Supreme Court, in Korematsu v. the United States (1944) upheld the US incarceration policies – a controversial precedent that informs debates over federal policies on immigration and citizenship today.
Please join us for a conversation with Facing History and Ourselves, the New-York Historical Society, and Stan Yogi, author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, as we honor the experiences of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, explore what it means to be an upstander during difficult moments, and discuss legacies today.
Participants will receive 1 CTLE hour. Please direct any questions about the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop will be held via Zoom. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event.